Jonathan Goforth, 1859-1936, Missionary to China
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Missionary to China. Jonathan Goforth was converted to Christ
at the age of 18. While attending college, he did rescue mis-
sion work. He read Hudson Taylor's book about missionary work
in China, and it so moved him that he dedicated his life to
the Lord as a missionary. He and his wife labored in Honan,
China, training hundreds of Chinese pastors and evangelists.
During the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, the Goforths barely es-
caped with their lives, though suffering severe wounds.
They returned to the Orient and helped start a re-
vival in Korea in 1907. This revival seemed to follow them as
they went back to China. In 1925 they went to Manchuria and
served there for eight years before ill health forced them to
return to Canada.
Although Goforth was blind the last years of his
life, he and his wife promoted missions until they went home
to be with the Lord.
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